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're refusing to give him back. >>> and mr. colbert goes to washington. why stephen colbert is testifying before congress. and why the only thing we need is fear itself. he's there live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. with colbert here, we need you full strength. >> i feel a lot better than i look. i have jake tapper, just in case my voice gives out. >> put me in, coach. i'm ready. >> shove me out of the way. >> for a second, i thought he was too eager to jump in there. >>> let's get to the news this morning. the republican party pledge to america. they're unveiling it today. spelling out exactly what they would do if they took control of congress. promising to shrink the size of government. get control of the deficit. we saw president obama lashing out at it. and we'll have paul ryan here. he's one of the party's rising stars. we'll talk about it in a couple minutes. >>> also this morning, we'll hear the chilling confession of one of the men accused in the brutal home invasion in connecticut. what he says really happened that day. and why his words could lead to that conviction. >>> w
in calvert county is now canceled. >> good news there. >> 6:48. time for today's politico minute. stephen colbert is getting the cold shoulder from capitol hill. >> james, thanks for being here. so we heard the spoof testimony stephen colbert in character testifying on capitol hill last week. there was already a sentiment among law makers that they have had enough of him and this just accelerated the pending divorce, if you will. >> the last straw. there was a sort of consensus that stephen colbert is not one you want to engage with. and colbert had become famous in part for his segment, know your district. he would do these long seg meantsd make his guests look goofy. now it's harder and harder for him to book almost any member of congress on his show because they know they are just going to end up looking like idiots. >> so we were talking earlier about why he was there in the first place. who invited stephen colbert to testify if so many people are not getting his jokes anymore? >> zock rin a powerful ally of nancy pelosi went on his show the day before the testimony because she was pu
. >>> political theater. stephen colbert on capitol hill to highlight a serious issue. but did it serve his cause? >>> hostage drama. robbers kidnap a florida bank teller, strap a bomb to his chest, then use him as a weapon to get the money. >>> vintage baseball. the only video of what may be the greatest game ever played, socked away for 50 years in bing crosby's wine cellar. >>> and children's crusader. our troubled schools need a super hero, and we found one. he's our "person of the week." >>> good evening. the phone calls were ugly and harrowing. they came early in the morning, late at night, over and over again. in these tough times, it may be no surprise that debt collectors calls are the country's top consumer complaint, but these one crossed all boundaries of decency. racist, pornographic, even targeting someone who owed nothing. tonight, our investigation has found the callers behind these vile shakedowns were hired by a company working for one of america's banking giants. brian ross is here to break this story, and brian, this evidence is stunning. >> reporter: it really is, george. the
with dr. stephen chu. that will be at the u.s. engineering festival on the mall october 23. stop by if you are interested. you can see all sorts of neat things. our neat thing, the temperature is above average, 84 degrees. we still have that humidity along the east coast. it hardly feels like september. this september running way above average. five degrees above average. there is that train in the atmosphere. look at the heavy rain down to our south. some spots in florida have had over an inch of rain. there are flood watches into north carolina. look at the rain fall around our area. there is not much rain in bowie. probably by thursday you could see two-3 inches of rain. over two inches in florida. fort lauderdale had over an inch of rain. as that moisture comes up late tomorrow night, that means into new england there could be very heavy rain. not a tropical storm but a lot of leftover tropical moisture. tomorrow when you get up temperatures will be around 60 degrees. rather mild but a comfortable day. late tomorrow some of those sprinkles will be coming our way. temperatures into the
is everywhere these days. stephen colbert, on capitol hill and organizing a march on washington. and on top of that, he is stopping by our studios for straight answers to our testify question tough questions. >>> for some of you, your local news is next. >> and for everybody else, the new theory, did moses have help parting the red sea? ♪ [ female announcer ] have you ever seen a glacier while sunbathing? why not? have you ever climbed a rock wall in the middle of the ocean? or tried something really wild? why not? it's all possible in the nation of why not. royal caribbean's floating nation where you're free to do anything you want. which may be nothing at all. royal caribbean international. visit royalcaribbean.com today. ♪ your favorites, in pieces. can your moisturizer do that? [ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended aveeno has an oat formula, now proven to build a moisture reserve, so skin can replenish itself. that's healthy skin for life. only from aveeno. when pain keeps you up, nothing is proven to help you fall asleep faster than advil pm liqui-gels. rushing real liquid
. >> reporter: the suspects, stephen hayes and his accomplice, took jennifer hawke-petit back home and sexually assaulted her before killing her. they set fire to the house, killing 17-year-old hayley and 11-year-old michaela. the two suspects crashed into a police cruiser, trying to flee in petit's minivan, and were taken into custody. stephen hayes and joshua komisarjevsky, who's awaiting trial, could get the death penalty. richard cantu, abc news. >>> tropical storm carl is back into t of his carl blew across mexico's yucatan peninsula yesterday, dumping heavy rains on the region's tourist reso the storm is expected to gain strength and slam back into kenength and slam back into meanwhile, hurricanes igor and julia continue to churn out there in the atlantic. igor is now a cat 4 storm and could hit bermuda directly this weekend. igor's strong winds and potentially dangerous surf should hit the east coast tomorrow. hurricane julia is a category 3 storm but does not at this point threaten land anywhere. >> back to back right now when you look at that weather map. >> this is the height of the s
returning from iraq, thanks to two familiar faces. >> stephen colbert paid tribute to troops, with a diet of beer, ice cream and hot dogs. guess who he got to help serve up the hot dogs? none other than the vice president himself, joe biden. it was simply for the troops. very cool. >> to say the least. >>> coming up next, the stories we'll be following today. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] where are people with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis going? they'reiscovering the first self-injectable ra medicine you take just once a month. it's simponi™, and taken with methotrexate, it helps relieve the pain, stiffness, and swelling of ra with one dose a month. visit 4simponi.com to see if you qualify for a full year of cost support. simponi™ can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious and sometimes fatal events can occur, such as infections, cancer in children and adults, heart failure, nerus system disorders, lir or blood problems, and allergic reactions. before starting simponi™, your doctor should test you for tb and assess your risk of i
to make. he is known for signing two notable players of the future, stephen strasburg, of course, and mike hoffler. the players were caught completely off guard. >> i do not think any of us saw lights coming. he is a part our organization and in turning things around and makes as a better team. >> i am disappointed. stanek has been a solid guy to lead on -- stan has been a solid guy to lean on. i wish him well in what every does. >> astin went on to say that he did not want to distract from tonight's game, but said he will bible to his plans -- he will divulged his plans for the rest of the season. >> hbo will air four hour-long episodes in its 24/7 franchised and it will premiere december 15. this rivalry has become a classic. they will face each other outdoors on new year's day. >> how great is that? >> that is going to be fine. >> >> the sickest kids in south east are about to get emergency -- world-class emergency care. >> the johns hospital is opening east of the anacostia river. it has everything a patient could need. >> into of having to take the bus or the metra to get to northwest
nearly 30 years ago. >> stephen slater delivered a profane goodbye speech and slid down the debt side. he will undergo a plea deal and mental evaluation. >> oprah winfrey will be recognized at the kennedy center in november. she has been nominated for both an academy award and a golden globe for her work in the color purple. this comes in the final season of the oprah winfrey show. her final season debuts right here on abc7. >> that season premiere is not to be missed. >> weather-wise, some pretty good stuff here. just give it a day and it will be back like it was over the weekend. a little more heat to deal with in the next couple of days. blue skies and sunshine, temperatures still in the low 90's, but the humidity is awfully low. more like the arizona-type heat. 90 degrees on the campus of howard university. 80 degrees in germantown. southwest breeze at 11 miles per hour the dewpoint is in the 50's and that is a very comfortable combination. on the graphics, let's talk about the pollen count. it was up there today for grass and weeds it was in the moderate range. if you were sneezing -
. >> ashleigh, thank you. >>> there was a strange spectacle on capitol hill on friday. the comedian, stephen colbert, testifying before congress on immigration. he had done a segment on his show when he spent a day working in the fields to see what it was like to be a migrant farm worker. he came to capitol hill in character. and he stayed in character the entire time. he did not, however, get the laughs he's used to getting on his show. >> it is an honor and a privilege to be here today. congresswoman lofgren asked me to share my vast experience spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to draw my celebrity to this complicated issue. i do say this sincerely, don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. maybe this ag jobs bill would help. i don't know. like most members of congress, i haven't read it. the point is, we have to do something. i'm not going back out there. i trust that following my testimony, both sides will work together on this issue in the best interest of the american people as you always do. >> love him. subcommittee chairwoman said she hasn't seen suc
to answer in his new book, do aliens exist? we're talking about stephen hawking. he asks do aliens exist? and also has made headlines that now, he's changed his mind. that we don't need god to explain the universe. >> wow. highly-controversial. but he is brilliant, as you said, george. >>> and can brain surgery stop obesity? we'll show you a radical, new treatment that one woman has undergone to control her food obsession through her brain. >> martin bashir investigated that for "nightline." we'll talk to him in a minute. >>> first of all, i'm going to take a stroll down here. one of the waciest show wackie have on tv. that's "wipe-out." jill wagner, ladies and gentlemen. a huge fan. huge fan. you all have seen "wipe-out." the obstacle course? >> how many want to be on the show? yeah. >> they're vying for -- have you seen what they do to contestants on the show? jill, you're right there, up close and personal. i'm wincing at home. what's it like being there? >> i can't tell you. i feel like a big kid every day. it's fun. we want you to come on the show, robin. >> i don't want to get my
's one of the topics i discussed with supreme court justice stephen breyer, when he stopped by to discuss his new book, "making our democracy work." i love the title of this new book. "making our democracy work." that's not only the title of the book, but your mission. and you believe for that to happen, people need to understand our institutions and be engaged with them. >> yes. >> how do they do it? >> the first step is to know what it is we do. how your legislature works. how your governor works. how your mayors work. >> you also said something of a mystery. that we built up in our tradition, the norm that when the supreme court decides something, the public tends to follow. >> there's a history in this country, of bad events and marvelous events. and over time, it's led to a general acceptance of the court, of having the last word on most constitutional issues, even when they are wrong. >> that was really tested on the idea. when you were sitting on bush v. gore, the 2000 election, you wrote at the time, you were against it. it was a self-inflicted wound that hurt the court. you also
week, and today on capitol hill stewart's coho cohort, stephen colbert, will report on immigration reform. co colbert will be on "good morning america" talking to george stephanopoulos. >>> the tea party movement has become such a political power these days the fight for control in congress in the upcoming midterm elections could rest in the tea party's hands. >> where did this grassroots movement come from, and how did they become so popular, seemingly so fast? >> reporter: this is a tea party -- >> how would you like your tea? >> reporter: this is a tea party. and this is a tea party. so how did we get from this, to this, to this? it starts here. boston, massachusetts. 1773. colonists decide the british have more than bad feet, also bad taxes. destruction of a good drink leads to creation of a revolution. fast forward 236 years. economy in the toilet. housing in the gutter. national mood in the sewer. welcome to your new job, mr. president. >> so help me god. >> reporter: government enacts big stimulus, big auto bailout, big housing relief. it all costs big money. >> this is amer
the check. his message will be take it down a notch, america. and stephen colbert is planning an opposing rally. his march is keep fear alive. >> what would they do without glenn beck? >> i don't know. juju, thanks a lot. and happy birthday, juju. >> thank you. >> happy birthday. >>> time, now, for the weather. let's get back out to queens where we find sam champion. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin. it's the kind of neighborhood anybody would look to live in. charming homes. tree-lined streets. these trees have been here for hundreds of years. in those 15 minutes last night, it became a frightening place. let's get to the boards. all of this is clearing away. hopefully they get the damage out in the next few weeks. a look at the northeast. it's cool, dry air that moves in. that's very good news. elsewhere, there's heavy rain in the tip of texas karl, which is mostly a mexico storm. but it could be an inch to two inches of rain, from brownsville, all the way up to corpus christi. >>> is a beautiful friday. the sky is mostly clear. you can see mostly sunny skies and the humidity w
words and finally stephen hawking. you don't have to be a real science nerd to read it but he tells you everything you need to know about physical seconds. it's been very controversial. >> because he flipped many years ago and said he thought that god did begin the universe. now he says not necessarily so. >> he's looking for a new reason for "the grand design" the title of the book. you learn a lot from. you think you understand as you're reading it and gives you a lot to talk about with your family and friends. >> janice kaplan, thanks very much. we have a whole lot more on our website plus 13 more picks, excerpts from the books all on website plus 13 more picks, excerpts from the books all on our special books page at abc >>> >>> it is an age old question, if you will, can the food you eat actually help you look younger? dr. nicholas perricone is a dermatologist to the stars and has a brand-new best-selling book out called "forever young" introducing the metabolic diet. he says certain foods can keep wrinkles at bay plus give you more energy. you got our attention now. good morning t
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